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Max Richter CD

Max Richter CD

Always an exciting moment when it arrives on the doormat!🎉 This was such a blast with this brilliant gang! Thanks everyone!!!😍 Release on Challenge Records International in March :))

Stift Midwinter festival

Stift Midwinter festival

Here are some impressions of the Stift Midwinter Festival, that just happened: 6 intense concerts over 2 days in the cosy Stiftkerk: I felt energized by the end of it, thanks to this fantastic bunch of friends, and the loveliest…

ACE in Nijmegen

ACE in Nijmegen

Yesterday fun concert in Nijmegen Concertgebouw de Vereeniging – one of the most beautiful halls in Europe! With dearests Dana Zemtsov ANNA FEDOROVA Nicky Schwartz and Maja Bogdanovic  🥰🩷🩷🩷 Vanderholst Arts Management – VAM Artists

Davidsbündler Christmas concert

Davidsbündler Christmas concert

Some fun snaps of yesterday’s lovely 🎄gala at the @davidsbundlermusicacademy with this dearest gang😍👌 It was the perfect, cosy, festive ending to a pretty intensive week!🥂🥰 With Dana Zemtsov Maja Bogdanovic Anna Fedorova Nicky Schwartz Looking forward to playing in…

‘Slash with a violin’ 😅

‘Slash with a violin’ 😅

  Happy to read the 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 review about our Brahms Double concerto with the English Symphony Orchestra Daniel Rowland – violin and dear Kenneth Woods, conductor in Malvern last Friday 🥰 Fairy Powered Productions Courie Enrique Amado Juneau Thank you🙏🏻…

Richter in Recife

Richter in Recife

Just arrived in UK after week in incredible Recife🇧🇷. THANK you dearest Ana Altino for these fantastically warm-hearted, vibrant, energizing days in your superb Virtuosi Festival, and for your amazing hospitality. Thank you Rafaell Altino for bringing us to Recife,…

Meet the Arethusa Quartet!

Meet the Arethusa Quartet!

I’m very excited to announce the birth of our Arethusa Quartet!! It’s tremendously exciting to be embarking on this quartet adventure together and we can’t wait to dive deeply, together into the incredible quartet world that we love so much…

Tour with Combattimento

Tour with Combattimento

Maja Bogdanovic and I are looking forward to this Dutch tour with fantastic Combattimento with a very colourful and exciting programme – from Vivaldi double & triple concertos, Boccherini, to Sollima’s Igiul LB Files, and Lonely angel by Vasks 🪽🪽🪽…

Stifestival 2023

Stifestival 2023

It’s somehow not easy to find the right words to describe how happy/delighted/grateful/inspired I feel, looking back at the 19th Stiftfestival ‘A Mediterranean Voyage’, that ended exactly a week ago. All the elements seemed to come together to create 9…

Podium Klassiek Masterclass

Podium Klassiek Masterclass

This Masterclass was great fun to do, we recorded it in late June in the Studio 150 Bethlehemkerk that I know so well. It was a joy to work with these three brilliant talents!🙏 The organization by the Podium Klassiek…

Lovely Sylt Festival

Lovely Sylt Festival

Here’s a big shout out to dearest Claude Frochauxa and his absolutely brilliant team, for having created a pretty much perfect festival, Kammermusikfest Sylt. Magical setting, original & super inspired programmes, light and incredibly warm hearted atmosphere, delicious food and…

EUYO tour

EUYO tour

35 brilliant young musicians, 6 incredible cities, 8 countries by road, by the end 2 verrry sad looking bows: this were two joyful, intensive, super inspiring weeks spent with this amazing EUYO family – countless unforgettable, uplifting moments, the premiere…

Nice BBC Silvestrov review

Nice BBC Silvestrov review

Very happy to see this warm review in BBC music magazine, thank you for loving this unique, intimately powerful music as much we do! 🙏🙏 Challenge Records International VAM Artists

‘Kamikaze’ programme

‘Kamikaze’ programme

Looking forward to playing my ‘kamikaze programme’ 😬🙏 this evening at beautiful & atmospheric Theater Hof 88 in Almelo. And I’m loving looking at these ‘90s photos, with some rather familiar faces😅

Concert with RTS Symphony in Belgrade

Concert with RTS Symphony in Belgrade

A few impressions of last night’s hugely enjoyable, festive concert with the RTS Symphony Orchestra at Kolarac. Maja played an incredible Saint Saens, and I loved playing (for the first time) together his very beautiful ‘Muse & Poet’, plus Thais…

Silvestrov CD release

Silvestrov CD release

Very happy to announce the release of this new disc ‘The Messenger’ with dearest Borys Fedorov, entirely dedicated to the music of great Ukrainian composer Valentyn Silvestrov. This is truly timeless, deeply touching, personal & magical music, and the recording…

Blue in Blue in Blue

Blue in Blue in Blue

I’m SO looking forward to this!!!!😍😍 Composer Maxim Shalygin writes: Humanity has reached the 21st century, but have we approached the understanding of the divine, have we established harmony with the world? The theme Song of the Earth of the…

Delft festival

Delft festival

What a special, moving, and unforgettable evening…. Thank you dearest Nino & Delft Chamber Music Festival! 🙏 Vlady ❤️💫 “ Gisterenavond brachten we een eerbetoon aan Vladimir ‘Vlady’ Mendelssohn: een goede vriend van vele musici op het podium. Na het…

Valdres festival

Valdres festival

Looking hugely forward to playing beloved Distant light this afternoon with this great gang at the great Valdres sommersymfoni – festivalen. Inspiring and memorable to spend these days here together, surrounded by nature, friends and good vibes. It’s wonderful to…

Brahms in Cape Town

Brahms in Cape Town

What a night yesterday at Artscape! It was wonderful to play Brahms with Maja with great Bernhard Gueller and the wonderful Cape Town Philharmonic sounding absolutely brIlliant! The Gala was to mark the return to live concerts for full halls…

Sibelius Competition Jury

Sibelius Competition Jury

Leaving Helsinki after 2 wonderful weeks. Big congrats to Inmo Yang for winning the Sibelius Competition, and to all the fantastic laureates & finalists! What a wonderfully inspiring 2 weeks it have been, and WHAT an AMAZING level, so so…

Ukraine Benefit concert

Ukraine Benefit concert

On Sunday April 3rd ‘my’ Stift Festival together with the Wilminktheater in Enschede organized a big Ukraine Benefit concert., for which many wonderful artists and friends came together. I‘m so grateful to all the amazing  artists, and kindred spirits who…

Ukraine Benefit

Ukraine Benefit

The Strad posted this nice article about our Ukraine Benefit concert on April 3. I‘m so grateful to all the amazing  artists, and kindred spirits who took part,  many with deeply personal connection to Ukraine, from international soloists to brilliant…

Masterclass in Bratislava

Masterclass in Bratislava

On the last day of the Konvergencie Festival Brahms immersion, I gave a Masterclass to some very talented students, in this beautiful museum in the heat of Bratislava. Here are a couple of quite expressive snapshots :)

Brahms in Bratislava

Brahms in Bratislava

It was a great pleasure to return to beautiful Bratislava for 2 concert of Brahms chamber music, with great Nino Gvetadze, Maja Bogdanovic, Robert Cohen and other wonderful musicians. Thank you to Konvergencie Festival and Jozef Luptak for the great…

Berg with Filarmonica Marchigiana

Berg with Filarmonica Marchigiana

It was a very great pleasure to perform my beloved Alban Berg Concerto ‘to the memory of an angel’ with the excellent FORM: Filarmonica Marchigiana, conducted by fellow Berg-lover Maestro Manlio Benzi. We had the time to really work together…

Conchord concert in London

Conchord concert in London

It was great to be back in London after (incredibly) 2 years. I’m looking forward to coming to RCM more regularly again, and it was really nice seeing the Conchord Ensemble gang again, for a fun concert of Faure and…

April 3 Ukraine Benefit concert

April 3 Ukraine Benefit concert

I’m glad to announce this Benefit Concert ‘❤️for Ukraine’, on Sunday April 3 at 19.00, presented by the Stift Festival together with the Wilminktheater, in the Muziekcentrum Enschede. It is so incredibly heartwarming and touching that greatest, dearest Nino Gvetadze,…

3 mini concertos in Transsylvanië

3 mini concertos in Transsylvanië

It was a joy to travel to Targu Mures in beautiful Transylvania to perform 3 ‘mini concertos’ with the excellent State Symphony Orchestra conducted by my friends Vlad Maistorovici. We performed Vlad’s colorful Concerto Transylvania, Mark Anthony Turnage’s lyrical Rumanian…

Shosta Cycle selected by NRC

Shosta Cycle selected by NRC

Thank you Joost Galema for selecting our Shostakovich cycle at Stift last summer  as one of your top three concerts of 2021! :) It was such a journey. With dear friends Maja, Joel, Tijmen, Floor, Dana, Lilli & Mikhail 🙏😍…

Happy new year!

Happy new year!

Let’s raise a glass to a beautiful, joyous 2022, and may it be full of live music! 🥂🎶 I have updated the concert diary for the first 3 months  of the new year – have a look, it will be…

Concertgebouw Christmas Concert

Concertgebouw Christmas Concert

It was wonderful to play this festive programma in the Concertgebouw on Boxing Day: Schubert’s Trout and pieces by Tchaikovsky, Piazzolla and Vladi Mendelssohn with our Ensemble 150, with dearest Maja, Lilli Anna, and Nicky Holland is in a lockdown since…

A look in my violin case…

A look in my violin case…

The magazine of the Concertgebouw ‘Preludium’ has a nice regular feature, ‘the instrument case of….’ And in this ‘case’ they took some pictures of my violin case and asked me some questions, such as about the Prince Frog.. :) The…

Slovenian ChamberJam tour

Slovenian ChamberJam tour

We had a wonderful time in Ljubljana, and around beautiful Slovenia with our ChamberJam Ensemble, with Marcelo, Natacha, Alberto and Zoran, who also fantastically made this tour happen. What a joy to see this gorgeous country and to spend time…

The Stiftfestival 2021

The Stiftfestival 2021

I’m so happy that tickets for the Stiftfestival, from 21-29 August are now on sale 😍 This year the festival is bigger, and more ambitious than ever, celebrating LIVE MUSIC with a colorful, adventurous, diverse, both challenging and fun programme,…

Ensemble 150 Amsterdam debut

Ensemble 150 Amsterdam debut

Our brand new Ensemble 150 – a collective of adventurous, like minded minds as well as great friends, was formed in the unusual year 2020 in and around the Studio 150 Bethlehemkerk in Amsterdam, where we had the chance to…

Wonderful Roxanna Panufnik review

Wonderful Roxanna Panufnik review

I were very happy to see this beautiful review on Bachtrack for last week’s premiere at the Concertgebouw of Roxanna Panufnik’s Songs of love and friendship, that the Stiftfestival commissioned together with AVROTROS. :)) ” Relatively  unusual was the addition…

Roxanna Panufnik premiere at Concertgebouw

Roxanna Panufnik premiere at Concertgebouw

That was quite a weekend! What a total joy to premiere Roxanna Panufnik’s gorgeously fantastical, evocative and extatic ‘Songs of love and friendship’, commissioned by AVROTROS and ‘my’ Stiftfestival, at the Concertgebouw yesterday with the incredible Groot Omroepkoor conducted by…

Maxim Shalygin Concerto

Maxim Shalygin Concerto

It was eally exciting to play last week  Maxim Shalygin’s wildly original & colorful Violin Concerto, for violin and 114 percussion instruments (!)  with the terrific Shapeshift Ensemble with the composer conducting! Thank you ClassicalNOW and Konstantyn Napolov for making…

Concerts are starting again!

Concerts are starting again!

It’s so exciting to see that live music making music a resuming again after more than a year, and to see that  this summer is filling up with concerts and festivals. From all the cancellations to suddenly very busy again!…

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